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The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics



The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics

Wayne K. Talley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-34564-3 November 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 768 Pages

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The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics presents comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the entire scope of issues relating to shipping and port economics.
  • Unprecedented survey of maritime economics provides full coverage of shipping and port economics
  • In depth examinations offer an up-to-date study of the field including all facets of shipping, ports, logistics, and maintenance and topical discussion on security and environmental problems
  • Presents original theories relating to theories for maritime carriers and ports
  • Features contributions from the most respected international specialists in the field
List of Figures x

List of Tables xv

Notes on Contributors xix

Preface xxviii


1 General Introduction 3
Wayne K. Talley

2 The Evolution of Maritime Economics 16
Trevor D. Heaver

3 The Business of Shipping: An Historical Perspective 34
Ingo Heidbrink

4 International Seaborne Trade 52
Michael Tamvakis


5 Maritime Carriers in Theory 89
Wayne K. Talley

6 Maritime Freight Markets 107
Siri Pettersen Strandenes

7 Intermodalism and New Trade Flows 121
Lixian Fan, Mohan M. Koehler and Wesley W. Wilson

8 Cruise Lines and Passengers 138
Simon Véronneau and Jacques Roy

9 Ferry Passenger Markets 161
Tor Wergeland


10 Dry Bulk Shipping 187
George A. Gratsos, Helen A. Thanopoulou and Albert W. Veenstra

11 Liquid Bulk Shipping 205
Dimitrios V. Lyridis and Panayotis Zacharioudakis

12 Container Shipping 230
Theo Notteboom

13 New Business Models and Strategies in Shipping 263
Peter Lorange and Øystein D. Fjeldstad

14 Shipping Regulatory Institutions and Regulations 281
Paul G. Wright

15 Shipping Taxation 304
Peter Marlow and Kyriaki Mitroussi

16 Seafarers and Seafaring 321
Heather Leggate McLaughlin

17 Safety in Shipping 333
Di Jin, Hauke Kite-Powell and Wayne K. Talley

18 Piracy in Shipping 346
Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., Pierre Cariou and François-Charles Wolff


19 The Economics of Ships 373
Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Dimitrios V. Lyridis and Christos A. Kontovas

20 Ship Finance: US Public Equity Markets 392
Costas Th. Grammenos and Nikos C. Papapostolou

21 Ship Finance: US High Yield Bond Market 417
Costas Th. Grammenos and Nikos C. Papapostolou

22 Ship Finance: Hedging Ship Price Risk using Freight Derivatives 433
Amir H. Alizadeh and Nikos K. Nomikos

23 Marine Insurance 452
Stanley Mutenga and Christopher Parsons


24 Ports in Theory 473
Wayne K. Talley

25 Port Governance 491
Mary R. Brooks and Athanasios A. Pallis

26 Port Labor 517
Peter Turnbull

27 Port Competition and Competitiveness 549
Theo Notteboom and Wei Yim Yap

28 Container Terminal Effi ciency and Private Sector Participation 571
Baris Demirel, Kevin Cullinane and Hercules Haralambides

29 Determinants of Users’ Port Choice 599
Photis Panayides and Dong-Wook Song

30 Port Investment and Finance 623
Sander Dekker and Robert J. Verhaeghe

31 Ports as Clusters of Economic Activity 638
Peter W. de Langen and Elvira Haezendonck

32 Port State Control Inspection Deficiencies 656
Pierre Cariou, François-Charles Wolff and Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr

33 Port Security: The ISPS Code 674
Adolf K. Y. Ng and George K. Vaggelas

34 Port Security and the Quality of Port Interchange Service 701
Wayne K. Talley and Venus Y. H. Lun

Index 717

“This comprehensive and up-to-date book is a fine contribution to the maritime economics literature, and will surely be the standard reference in the field for a number of years. I have been teaching Maritime Economics and Logistics course for advanced undergraduate/graduate students at UBC and have been searching for a proper reference textbook. With the publication of this book, my search ends happily.”  (, 1 September 2012)